The preliminary certificate courses are designed for those who need to improve their career and work prospects through business studies, but who either do not meet the IAC admission requirements, or do not qualify for exemption for them on the grounds of mature age. Students who complete one of these Preliminary Certificates may then apply for exemption from the admission requirements. Below is the table showing the courses.

Certificate in
Bookkeeping
& Accounting
  
  • Communication
  • Business Practice*
  • Management 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
Certificate in
Public
Relations
  
  • Communication
  • Business Practice*
  • Public Relations 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
Certificate in
Secretarial
Studies
  
  • Communication
  • Business Practice*
  • Public Relations 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
Certificate in
Purchasing
& Material
Management
Studies
  
  • Communication
  • Business Practice*
  • Purchasing and Materials Management 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
Certificate in
Marketing
Studies
  • Communication
  • Business Practice*
  • Marketing Management 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
Certificate in
Human Resources
Studies
  
  • Communication
  • Business Practice*
  • Human Resource Management 1
  • Financial Accounting 1

NB: * This subject does not carry a credit to the certificate stage